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How to draw your own Inkrin by Zaezar

How to draw your own Inkrin


Inkrin are an open species. You are entirely allowed to make your own. This is a guide to help you draw what you have created, or to hand off to another artist who wants to draw your Inkrin! You can ask any questions about them below and I will get to them. If it's frequent or important enough I will add it to the list at the bottom~

Want to make your own Inkrin? Here is an easy to follow image with the important stuffs:

If you make one then post it below! I wanna see!

Common questions:
Q: "Why are they white on the head, legs, and tail?"
A: In short words: Draw ink how you feel it's best to draw ink. Long answer: Because it's really really hard to draw a thing using only one color. I gotta have some negative space or transparency in order to make it work! Technically the one in this image should be 100% black with only the shine effect to make you see whats what. But Ima be honest, I didn't want to digitally paint these images. This feels much more acceptable.

Q: "Can an Inkrin be multicolored?"
A: Yes, so long as the ink they are made out of can be those colors too! There is multicolored ink and ink that changes color as it dries. All the "stages" of an ink are fair use to color your Inkrin. Mixing different inks is NOT allowed for an Inkrin.

Q: "Do I HAVE to use a real ink?"
A: No not at all. You can make up something, maybe even give it some flavor by making up a brand and color. However the fun with an Inkrin is that you can physically draw it using the IRL ink choice, so you would be missing out on that opportunity. There are a ton of inks out there, I suggest looking around a bit first~

Q: "I want my Inkrin to have X but it's not on the ref. Is that okay?!"
A: Inkrin can change shapes and forms. So long as its not a TOTAL deviation from an Inkrin I see no reason why they can's just choose to change their preferred shape. I do suggest not deviating from them too much though. If you want to change it entirely then why are you calling it an Inkrin at that point?

Q: "Can an Inkrin have things suspended in it, like glitter?"
A: Hell. Yes. There are inks out there with GOLD glitter already in it, so go have fun!

Q: "What counts as 'ink?"
A: If it was made with the intent to be used to draw, write, or stain paper or a paper-like form, then it counts as ink. Not blood. I've been asked that plenty of times.

Q: "How 'open species' are we talking here?"
A: You are free to make your own Inkrin in any way you see fit. I will not police them. However You cannot just copy someone else's design and claim it as your own as that's just general stealing. I will have adoptables available here and there but those are not required to make your own! All I ask is that at a minimum you credit me as the creator of the species on the ref that you make.

Inkrin © Zaezar
Art © Zaezar

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